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June 15, 1929

Your Eyes and Their Care.

JAMA. 1929;92(24):2046. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700500058033

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It is scarcely fair to ask an ophthalmologist to review a book on the eyes written for popular consumption, for he is bound to find something there that is contrary to his own set views. In this book appears the old, unproved and untrue statement that an hordeolum "is almost always due to astigmatic strain, coupled at times with digestive disturbances." So I asked the lady who sits on the other side of the reading lamp to give me her views on the book. After careful perusal and due deliberation, she announced that it was well written but far too long for the average lay person. "Of course you see," she said, "I know so much more about the subject than the average." This book contains a carefully culled but nevertheless overwhelming mass of anatomic and physiologic detail set forth in A B C terms for the nonprofessional reader that

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